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“wer a sagt, der muß nicht b sagen. er kann auch erkennen, daß a falsch war.” berthold brecht
liebe freunde und kollegen,
wir haben im juli 2011 ein ladengeschäft und eine darüberliegende 3 zimmer wohnung (zusammen ca. 220 qm) im afrikanischen viertel im berliner wedding gekauft, um ein neues galerie/residenz projekt am 16. dezember 2011 zu starten. der kauf ist jetzt glatt über die bühne gegangen und die immobilie gehört jetzt uns und ist lastenfrei.
im zuge unserer recherchen jedoch sind wir auf einige andere interessante objekte zu gestoßen.
um es kurz zu machen: wir suchen investoren, die sowohl an moderater rendite, aber auch an der rettung von bezahlbaren wohn-, arbeits-, und austellungsmöglichkeiten im zentrumsnahen berlin interessiert sind.
wir bekommen da eine ganz illustre gesellschaft zusammen, die in einer gemeinnützigen GmbH mit angeschlossener finanzierungsagentur für kunst zusammengefasst werden soll, mit dem ziel im wedding einen lebendigen kunststandort zu erhalten, bevor die haie alles unter sich aufteilen.
“bankraub: eine initiative von dilettanten. wahre profis gründen eine bank.” oder “was passiert mit dem loch, wenn der käse weg ist?“ berthold brecht
mit bestem ahoi
“because things are the way they are, things will not stay the way they are.” berthold brecht
dear friends and colleagues,
we have bought in july 2011 a shop plus the 3-room appartment above the shop (approx. 700 square feet) in the “african quarter” in berlin-wedding to start a new gallery/residency project on december 16th 2011.
during our recherche we have found some other interesting objects.
to shorten it up: we are looking for investors, interested as well in moderate return and as well in an action to rescue affordable living-, work- and exhibitionspace in a central part of berlin.
we will gather an illustrous bunch of people, which should form a limited firm including an agency for art financing in order to keep and stimulate a lively art quarter before the sharks have eaten it all.
with best ahoi
“it is easier to rob by setting up a bank than by holding up a bank clerk.” or “what happens to the hole when the cheese is gone?” berthold brecht
Research Project about unique “Solitaire Architecture and the Dream of Modernity”
Heiko Daxl and Ingeborg Fülepp (mediainmotion.de) since June 2011
The House of World Cultures works in a building of great architectural and historical interest. It was the USA’s contribution to the INTERBAU 1957 building exhibition in Berlin. For the exhibition, the designs of many renowned architects were constructed in the nearby Hansaviertel.
In 1955, Hugh Stubbins started work on a design for a building that would soon become a remarkable landmark in the cityscape of post-war Berlin. Stubbins, who had been Gropius’s assistant at Harvard before the Second World War, was familiar with Germany. Wanting to make a statement on that conflict between the systems commonly referred to the Cold War, Stubbins planned a building with a hall to hold cultural events and congresses. It was intended to serve as a symbol and beacon of freedom with its message reaching the East too. The former Zeltenplatz square was chosen as the site. To ensure its contours would be clearly seen from Communist-ruled East Berlin, the Congress Hall was erected on an artificial mound.
Stubbins described the symbolic value of his architectural design as ‘completely free’. The form of the curved roof bore a striking resemblance to that of wings. In Stubbins’s view, the roof upheld the promise that there would be no restrictions on the freedom of intellectual work – a political vision shared by the Benjamin Franklin Foundation, which commissioned the building.
Construction took only one year. On 19 September 1957, after the building had been completed, the US government gave the Congress Hall to the City of Berlin as a present. The artistic programme of the opening ceremony reflected the Congress Hall’s future programme: combining theatre, symposia and concerts, it brought together prominent artists, scientists and politicians engaged in an international dialogue between the New and Old Worlds.
From summer 2006 to August 2007, the House of World Cultures was a building site. In summer 2007, a major interdisciplinary festival on New York and the changes in the trans-Atlantic relations was held after the re-opening.
The restoration and repairs were being made possible through special financing by the State Minister at the Federal Chancellery for Media and Culture.
Abstract for a feature-lenght docu-fiction by mediainmotion.de
In 1969 Jozip Broz a.k.a.Tito and Bob Guccione, owner of the Penthouse Magazine, met on Titos private archipelago “Brioni”. They drove around these sub-tropical islands with the pink cadillac convertible, which Tito got as a a present by J.F. Kennedy. Between the exotic aninals like giraffees, lions, elephants, gazellas and others they spent a great time. Later in the evening, after some bottles of excellent rakija, they spoke about common future plans. Guccione admired the splendid atmosphere and the beauty of the yugoslav mediterrenean coast. There was only missing a casino, So they came to the idea to build the first one in the communistic world. They both agreed on a never written contract. It stated, that Tito will build a bridge to the island of Krk and an international airport, while Guccione´s part was the erection of a casino-hotel plus the delivery of enough female pets. What first looked like a weird fantasy became later reality in the complex of “Haludovo” with it´s central 5-stars luxury “Hotel Palace” in a Ken Adam like set-up design for a “James Bond” film. They both finished the day with a last bottle of rakija and woke up the next morning with a hang-over.
HALUDOVO´S DOUBLE CHARACTER AND RIJECKI DVEVNIK / RIJEKA DIARY – TRACES OF TOSO DABACC PHOTOGRAPHS OF THE KVARNER GULF
Haludovo- a symbol for failed (unsuccessful) foreign investment in Croatia. Built in the style of seventies architecture, first awarded as one of the most attractive touristic resort with casino for rich people from the capitalistic west, than after that failed disdain for many years as an awful concrete block, to become today with its devastated state a fascinating document of failed communistic ideas to open yugoslavia to the west and capitalism.More Information
mediainmotion announces the cooperation with nedelykov-moreira.com in the field of syynthesis of architecture/media. common projects aare in preparation.
born in Berlin, graduated in 1983 in Architecture (Dipl.-Ing.) at the Technical University of Berlin. Languages: German, English, Serbo-Croatian, Portuguese Member of the Architects Chambers of Berlin No. 07115
began partnership with Pedro Moreira as Nedelykov Moreira Architekten in 1998
1995-98 collaboration with Pedro Moreira and Carsten Granz as NGM Architekten, Berlin, 1990 started own architectural office in Berlin, 1983-90 collaborative Work in the office of Prof. Dr. Nedelykov, Berlin; Artec Consultants, New York City, and others
2011-present Director UIA-workprogramm Heritage Region 1, Europe
2005-present Council Member of the International Union of Architects (UIA)
2001-2007 Vice-President of the National Chamber of Architects (Bundesarchitektenkammer BAK)
2000-2002 Member of the Executive Board of the Architects Council of Europe, ACE, in Bruxelles
1999-2005 Vice-President of the Architects Chamber of Berlin (AKB)
2000-2003 Member of Womens-Council for Urban Planning for the Berlin district Tempelhof-Schöneberg
1999-2007 Co-Founder of the workprograms “Heritage” and “Architecture and Children” in the AKB
Publications, Lectures and moderations in Germany, the US, China, Croatia, Brasil, Spain, UAE, Lebanon a.o.
Jury member (selection)
2011 9. International Architekturbiennale São Paulo, „Baukultur made in Germany“, (BMVBS-BAK-BIngK)
2011 UIA Architecture & Children Golden Cubes Award, German selection
2008 Ohrenstrand Mobil 08 – Temporäry Architecture for New Music
2007 8. Internationale Architekturbiennale von São Paulo, Vorauswahl Kurator des Deutschen Beitrags (BMVBS-BAK)
2007 Hans-Heinrich-Müller-Preis / Vattenfall Award,
2007, 7. Internationale Architekturbiennale von São Paulo, Competition of Architectural faculties
2006 1. Photovoltaic-Award(BMU/BAK)
2006 UIA-Celebration of Cities Competition, European selection
2003 Innovationaward Architectur und Technic
2002 bis 2006 Mies van der Rohe Award, German selection
2002 Taut Preis,
2000 1. Bauhaus-Award 2000 (Stiftung Bauhaus-Dessau),
1999 Deutscher Fassadenpreis,
1994 Deutsche Bank Zentrale in Potsdam
born in 1965 in São Paulo, graduated in Architecture and Urbanism at the FAU-USP 1987, upgraded to Dipl.-Ing. at the Technical University of Berlin in 2003
Languages: Portuguese, German, English, Spanish Member of the Architects Chamber Berlin and São Paulo, CREA and of do.co.momo Germany
began partnership with Nina Nedelykov as Nedelykov Moreira Architekten in 1998
1995-98 collaboration with Nina Nedelykov and Carsten Granz as NGM Architekten, Berlin, 1992-95 worked for Novotny Mähner, Berlin 1989-91 for The Halpern Partnership, London, 1985-89 for architectural offices in São Paulo
Publications / Lectures
Lectures in Universities in Germany (TU-Berlin, FU-Berlin, Uni Leipzig, TU-Braunschweig, HafenCity Universität Hamburg), in Brazil (FAU-USP, FAU-Mackenzie, FAU-PUCCAMP, Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro, Universidade Federal de Salvador a.o.) in the United Arab Emirates (American University of Sharja), at Architects Chambers and Architects Assotiations (Architektenkammer Berlin, Colegio Arquitetos de las Islas Canarias, Bund Deutscher Baumeister, Bund Deutscher Landschaftsarchitekten, IAB-BA u.a.).
Numerous essays and articles about Architectural History, Contemporary Architecture and Urbanism in Brazil, Germany, Argentina a.o.. Correspondent of the brasilian magazine Oculum (PUCCAMP) and the Internet-portal Vitruvius-Arquitextos (SP).
2009-2010 Advisor of the IBA-Hamburg for the german contribution to the 8th International Architectural Biennial of São Paulo. Concept and Realization of the international Workshop “City for all” with venues in São Paulo and Hamburg
2001-2003 Supervisor for international projects at the Bauhaus-Dessau-Foundation, in projects in Brasil (Favela Jacarezinho, Rio de Janeiro) and Ethiopia (Comments to the Addis Abeba Masterplan and Redevelopment of the Merkato area)
1998 Juror in the Competiion „Licht im Städtebau“ (Light in Urban Design) promoted by the Wohnungsbaugesellschaft Hellersdorf mbH, Berlin
1994-1996 Advisor for the Brasilian Embassy in Germany regarding the Embassy´s transfer from Bonn to Berlin